God of Wonders

 Names in the bible are significant. For example, David means, beloved by God and man. And so king David was.

Jesus asks who do you say I am? A question to his disciples, but also all of us? He says the father’s name is to be hallowed (see the Lord’s prayer) and that he and the Father are one. So we should meditate on the holiness of his names. There are hundreds of names for God. They each provide a rich blessing of description. One such name is: God of Wonders. The song says “God of wonders, beyond our galaxy, You are holy.”

It is worth thinking on any wonder, no matter how seemingly small, that we are blessed with in life. God operates in both the magnificent out of the ordinary (e.g. Acts 2:19) and in the everyday. I truly believe in everyday miracles, the simple things in life. This God of resurrection wonder (Eph l:20) not only raised Christ, but daily raises up those in need. His blessings are new every morning. He not only is a creative life giver at the beginning (ls 44:24), but continues to be now. He promises that all things can be made new (Is42:9) and all creation is groaning like a woman in birth pains for it. In other words the suffering of this time shall surely pass. He and His kingdom are coming little by little, wonder, by wonder for he is the God of Wonders and is truly wonderful. For the Christian He is our hope of new life in a dying world. 

(A version of this post also appeared in the Primitive Quaker Journal, The Call).